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National Milk Day 2023

In honor of National Milk Day, I am going to go over dairy recommendations & some fun ways you can enjoy milk!

According to USDA My Plate regarding dairy :

“The Dairy Group includes milk, yogurt, cheese, lactose-free milk and fortified soy milk and yogurt. The Dairy Group does not include foods made from milk that have little calcium and a high fat content. Examples of this are cream cheese, sour cream, cream, and butter”

Dairy needs vary by age, sex, height, weight, & activity levels. Your can find more information specific to you at but here are some general guidelines:

Dairy Conversions for 1 cup:

Now it's time to have fun with milk! Here are some basic recipes for yogurt & ice cream:

Making your own yogurt (pressure cooker)

Instant Pot Yogurt (Simply Recipes)

Making your own ice cream

1. USDA, “Dairy”. USDA My Plate. 2020-2025.

2. Bir, Sara. “Instant Pot Yogurt”. Simply Recipes. Feb 17, 2022.
3. Amy + Jacky. “Instant Pot Yogurt #12”. Amy+Jacky Pressure Cook Recipes. Jan 14, 2020.

4. Volz, Monique. “Raspberry Greek Frozen Yogurt with Dark Chocolate”. Ambitious Kitchen. Aug 22, 2011.
5. Younkin, Mary. “The Best (and Easiest Ice Cream You’ll Ever Make”. Barefeet in the Kitchen. Jul 01, 2021.

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